Results At A Glance


Workers' Compensation


Construction, Roofing


Catastrophic injuries from 30' fall


Fort Wayne, Indiana

CASE SUMMARY: Employer failed to purchase workers compensation insurance, but a settlement was still accomplished for a roofer who was paralyzed after a 30-foot fall.

A construction worker performing roofing renovations near Fort Wayne, Indiana fell 30 feet causing catastrophic injuries, including paralysis. His employer did not have worker's compensation insurance. Because the general contractor (GC) failed to follow statutory requirements to ensure all contractors on the project had active worker's compensation policies, The Charles Carlock law firm was able to recover permanent total disability benefits and lifetime medical care worth millions of dollars for the client.

Attorney Charles A. Carlock, located in Indianapolis, has been a practicing workers compensation lawyer, representing injured workers in Indiana since 1993.